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Assist individuals in establishing necessary connections with available supports in the community that will facilitate initiation and on-going engagement in the recovery process.
Assist individuals in developing and solidifying long-term recovery supports and providing services before, during and following an individual’s engagement in the treatment continuum.
Provides opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery plan and supports, build self-worth, wellness, empowerment and self-advocacy.
Work with the individual’s family, service and treatment providers, other programs and community supports to assist in achievement of goals.
Conducts regularly scheduled sessions with individuals and motivates them to identify interests, strengths, and goals which promote a lifestyle of recovery
Empower individuals to achieve independence by utilizing a strengths-based approached in which the individual identifies self as a change agent.
Provides consistent support and guidance before, during, and after treatment episodes as needed.
Encourage individuals to identify and pursue educational and employment opportunities
Assist individuals in building or re-building positive, constructive relationships with family and other sober supports
Attends and participates in treatment team meetings whenever possible while providing feedback regarding the individual’s recovery perspective.
Introduce and engage individuals in the recovery community including sober social and recreational activities.
Serves as an advocate for individuals while continually supporting, teaching and encouraging self-advocacy skills.
Promoting community integration through the connection of resources, linking to supports, mutual-help groups, social clubs, volunteer and job opportunities.
Serves as a role model with a willingness to share personal experience when appropriate with individuals, families, and staff.
Offer guidance on the recovery experience, to include stage appropriate recovery education
Maintains accurate documentation regarding the individual’s progress, goals, challenges, and utilization of skills and support.
Offers support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
Assist in the development, ongoing assessment, and updating of individualized recovery plans.
Monitor the individual’s recovery stability and offer referrals to treatment services when necessary.
Attends continuing education requirements, 18 hours annually including 30 hours over a 2-year period which meets the PCB requirements for CRS re-certification. Provide copies of certificates.
Candidate is considered eligible if proof of all CRS classes are completed and pending Certification testing
Any candidate must obtain CRS Certification within 6 months of hire
Other duties as deemed necessary.
Technical Competencies: Strong leadership skills with demonstrated effectiveness in a variety of treatment settings. Able to provide training, support and guidance to various disciplines.
Preferred: One year of work experience in a substance abuse treatment facility and one year of direct peer support experience.